National Desk : Apart from deepening ties between the quad countries in the Indo-Pacific region, India is also strengthening space relations with three other countries of the group - America, Australia and Japan. It is noteworthy that the 'Quadrilateral Security Dialogue' (Quad) had its first digital summit meeting last week. Officials said the four countries want to establish a series of working groups that are climate change; Will focus on jointly developing important and emerging technologies and some important technologies of the future.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sent an S-band synthetic aperture radar (SAR) to the US space agency NASA's 'Jet Propulsion Laboratory' under the joint NASA-ISRO SAR (NISAR) mission last week. According to NASA, 'Nisar' will be the first satellite mission to use two different radar frequencies (L-band and S-band). The mission is scheduled to be launched from ISRO's Sriharikota Space Center in 2022.
At the same time, on 11 March, ISRO and Japan's space agency Jaxa reviewed their ongoing cooperation in Earth observation, lunar-related missions and satellite guidance. ISRO and Jaxa have planned a joint lunar pole exploration mission in 2023 for exploration work in the South Pole region of the Moon.
Also in February, ISRO and Australia's space agency ASA signed an amendment to the 2012 Intergovernmental MoU for Cooperation in Civil Space Science, Technology and Education. In this way, the Quad countries are engaged in expanding cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region as well as strengthening their relations in the space sector.